Dean's Wish List

Listed below are the current funding needs to support innovative programming and unique educational opportunities within the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University. To make a gift securely online, please visit MyWMU

Dean's discretionary fund: This fund provides support for special projects, unmet scholarship needs and innovative new initiatives under the direction of the dean.   

Study in the States: This is a signature program of the Lee Honors College. All expenses except tuition are covered for every student who participates. Students travel with a faculty expert for one to two weeks of intense, place-based study. Additional funding will enable more students to benefit from a greater variety of courses. 

Study abroad scholarships: Honors students are strongly encouraged to study abroad so that they can become more engaged global citizens. Many honors students cannot study abroad due to the costs associated with travel and living expenses. Additional funding will help offset the costs of these transformative study experiences for deserving honors students.

Student travel scholarships: Honors students are strongly encouraged to present their original research and creative work at national and international conferences and professional venues. Funds are needed to help offset the costs of travel to conferences, registration fees and lodging.

Speaker series: The honors college is a campus leader in the sponsorship of thought provoking guest speakers. Funds are needed to continue supporting these activities.

Tuition scholarships for students with extraordinary financial need: As college costs continue to rise, outstanding students with little or no family financial support struggle to pay tuition. Funds are needed to aid these students.

Medallion Scholarships: The Medallion Scholarship is the most prestigious merit-based scholarship sponsored by WMU. As college costs continue to rise, additional funds are needed to increase the size of current Medallion Scholarships and to create new named Medallion Scholarships to fund more of the many meritorious Medallion Scholarship competitors.